Not the Place for Paranoia…

Before Mars

Before Mars

By: Emma Newman

Grade: C+

*Netgalley kindly provided me with a copy but that has not impacted my review.

What if they are out to get you? What if they are out to get you even on Mars? I rarely request books from Netgalley but this one just seemed so up my reading alley right now that I had to give it a go. Our main character Anna is a geologist and artist whose sent to the base on Mars in order to paint pretty pictures for her boss to sell. We are thrown into it pretty much from the minute she arrives from her solo flight.

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Love the Clothes, Lose the Romance

Funny Face

Funny Face

Directed By: Stanley Donen

Grade: B-

The beginning of this movie gave me Devil Wears Prada vibes which then made me think- that should have been a musical. I got a little bit of Diane Chambers vibes from Jo (Audrey Hepburn) if you’ve ever checked out Cheers. So it was a bit of a strange beginning to a pretty typical old-school romance.

Anyway this was my Blindspot Series pick for March.

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Not The Fandom For Me

the fandom

The Fandom

By: Anna Day

Grade: D

“Exactly one week today, I will hang.”

Okay, I’m not a stickler for grammar and a no mistake book but there is a pretty important word missing from that sentence, right? Perhaps it wouldn’t have annoyed me so much if it wasn’t literally the first line. Not only that it was repeated in the exact same way later in the book.

I’m not going to lie. It annoyed me. But by that time I really just wanted the protagonist to hang.

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A More Realistic Lara

alicia vikander as lara croft

Tomb Raider

Directed By: Roar Uthaug

Grade: B-

I should caveat this review by saying while I’ve seen the original movie I’ve never played  any of the Lara Croft games. I also do not care about the way she looks or the size of absolutely anything in this movie 🙂

That being said it was quiet a nice surprise and definitely one of the better “based on a video game” movies I’ve seen in a while. Or possibly ever.

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Favorite Quotes: Carrie Fisher

favorite quotes from Space Mom

“I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”

I love reading all the quote posts that go around so I wanted to participate. Reading The Princess Diarist made me remember how much I loved Carrie Fisher’s writing and how easy it is to connect with her. So below are some of my all time favorites and like a lot of great quotes many of them have found me just when I needed to hear them.

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I Would Totally Travel Leviathan

honor among thieves

Honor Among Thieves

By: Ann Aguirre & Rachel Caine

Grade: A+

I have to get out of the way that I don’t like the title or the cover and wasn’t planning to read this until I heard it was about a girl who is one of the Honors chosen to go on a  year long mission with a Leviathan.

Have you ever seen that show Farscape? I loved Moya. I want my own Leviathan so I decided to give this a try and oh, my God. Right now it’s top three for the year with The Cruel Prince and Loneliest Girl in the Universe!

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